A loan of $4,800 helped a member increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of sweet potatoes for retail sales, to earn more.


Songambere Group's story

A. Marie is part of the Songambere group and lives in Gitega. She is 49 years old and is married to Lawrence, a retail merchant. She has been trading sweet potatoes for the past 32 years. This is her twentieth credit loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan, she will increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of sweet potatoes for retail sales, to earn more. Thanks to the profits she feeds her family.

In this group: Venant, Amina, Nadine, Domithile, A. Marie, M. Chanatl, Mariane, Valérie*, Jacqueline, Sylvie*, Consolate, Evelyne, Jacqueline, Jacqueline*, Claudine, Jeanine, Christine, Gloriose, Spès, Emeryne, Chantal, Valérie, Goreth*, Seconde*, Pascasie, Rebecca, Rose, Elisabeth, Anastasie, Spès, Jeanine, Serges*, Scholastique, Onesphore, Jeanine, Vénérande, Espérance, Godelieve, Jacqueline
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell


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